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Rabies Control - Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source
1 Rabies Control - Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source
9290448911 / 9789290448914 New
2012. 30cm. Pp.228. Colour photos, figures, maps. Softbound.

Rabies Control, Proceedings of the OIE Global Conference on Rabies Control, Incheon-Seoul, Korea, September 2011.

This Compendium of manuscripts, prepared by speakers of the conference and reviewed by experts from its Scientific Committee, provides an overview of the current rabies situation worldwide and highlights the importance of rabies control at the animal source in achieving worldwide elimination of rabies in humans. The recommendations adopted at the end of the conference are also included.

Contents : Global perspective of rabies -- Towards sustainable prevention of rabies at the source: a case report from India -- Rabies in China -- Rabies elimination in Europe - a success story -- Epidemiological factors and control of rabies in North Africa -- Rabies and rabies control in African regions -- Epidemiology of rabies in Korea -- Epidemiology of rabies in Bhutan: geographical information system-based analysis -- Molecular tools for rabies diagnosis in animals -- Criteria for parenteral and oral immunisation of dogs against rabies -- Immunocontraception as a tool for rabies and canine population management -- Canine adenovirus antibodies in meso-carnivores in the United States of America: implications for oral rabies vaccination using recombinant adenovirus vaccines? -- Impact of animal rabies on local economy -- Cost of national wildlife rabies elimination programmes -- World Organisation for Animal Health standards and scientific activities for rabies control -- Rabies control: other relevant international standards and policies -- Local governments, municipalities and dog rabies control -- Rabies control and animal welfare -- Awareness and communication programmes for eliminating rabies at the animal source -- The economics of dog rabies control and the potential for combining it with other interventions -- Assuring the quality and sustainability of a rabies dog vaccination programme: vaccination, rabies surveillance and post-vaccination monitoring -- Public and private funding sources for sustainable rabies control programmes -- Catch, inject and release: immunocontraception as an alternative to culling and surgical sterilisation to control rabies in free-roaming dogs -- Mainstreaming rabies prevention and control at the national level: a focus on the national Veterinary Services -- OIE activities to support sustainable rabies control: vaccine banks, OIE twinning, and evaluation of the performance of Veterinary Services -- A 'showcase model' canine rabies prevention and elimination programme: the Bohol Rabies Prevention and Elimination Program -- Evaluation of various rabies elimination strategies in Latvia.
Price: 44.00 GBP
The Natural History of Rabies, 2nd edition, Baer, George M (editor)
2 Baer, George M (editor) The Natural History of Rabies, 2nd edition
0849367603 / 9780849367601 New
1991. 26cm. Pp.640. Photos (some colour), text figures & tables. Hardbound.

'The Natural History of Rabies, 2nd edition' provides essential worldwide reference information regarding rabies for public health officials, veterinarians, physicians, virologists, epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, laboratory diagnosticians, and wildlife biologists.

The book is divided into six main sections, covering topics such as the rabies virus, including antigenic and biochemical characteristics; pathogenesis, including the immune response to the infection, pathology, and latency; diagnostic techniques; rabies epidemiology in a variety of wild and domestic animals; rabies control, including vaccination of wild and domestic animals, as well as control on the international level; and finally a discussion of rabies in humans, local wound and serum treatment, and human post-exposure vaccination.

Natural History of Rabies, first edition has been the principal worldwide reference since 1975. The new Second edition has been completely updated, supplementing the original edition and providing current information on this deadly disease.

Table of Contents :

HISTORY OF RABIES. THE VIRUS. Overview. Chemical Composition and Structure of Rabies Virus-B. Antigenic Composition of Rabies Virus-C. PATHOGENESIS AND PATHOLOGY. Overview. Pathogenesis to the Central Nervous System. Spread of Virus Within the Central Nervous System. Spread of Virus from the Central Nervous System. The Immune Response to Rabies Infection. The Pathology of Rabies in the Central Nervous System. Latency and Abortive Rabies. DIAGNOSIS. Overview. Rabies Diagnosis by Animal Inoculation, Identification of Negri Bodies, or ELISA. The Fluorescent Antibody Test in Rabies. The Serum Neutralization Indirect Fluorescent Antibody, and Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Tests. EPIDEMIOLOGY. Overview. Fox Rabies. Arctic Fox Rabies. Rabies in Skunks. Raccoon Rabies. Rabies in Non-Hematophagous Bats. Canine Rabies. Cat Rabies. Bovine Paralytic Rabies and Rabies in the Vampire Bat. Rodent Rabies. RABIES CONTROL. Overview. Canine and Feline Vaccines-Past and Present. Control of Urban Rabies. Vaccines for Domestic Animals-Past and Present. The Biology and Control of Vampire Bats-Flores Crespo and Arellano. Control of Rabies Among Terrestrial Wildlife by Population Reduction. Wildlife Vaccination. International Management of Rabies. RABIES AND ITS PREVENTION IN MAN. Overview. Rabies in Man. Local Wound Treatment and Passive Immunization. Human Vaccination Against Rabies. APPENDIX: GUIDE FOR POST-EXPOSURE TREATMENT.

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Price: 499.00 GBP
The Natural History of Rabies, Baer, George M. (editor)
3 Baer, George M. (editor) The Natural History of Rabies
0120724014 / 9780120724017 Clean secondhand
Academic Press, first edition, 1975. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.xvi, (ii), 454 ; xvi, (ii), 387. Photos (some colour), text figures, tables. Hardbound, jackets, good set, clean ex-library.

Landmark comprehensive reference covering the history of the disease, description of the virus, pathogenesis and resultant pathology, morphology and morphogenesis, spread of the virus from the central nervous system, diagnostic techniques, epidemiology in domestic and wildlife species, control methods, disease in man and the international management of rabies.

Price: 235.00 GBP
The Intersection of Bats and Human Health and Welfare, Beltz, Lisa A
4 Beltz, Lisa A The Intersection of Bats and Human Health and Welfare
1119150035 / 9781119150039 New
2017. 26cm. Pp.300. Colour photos, figures, tables, bibliography. Hardbound.

This book examines the multifaceted interactions between bats and humans, and how each affects the other both positively and negatively.

Dr. Beltz's approach to this title includes a more comprehensive, balanced take on bats' role in human health and welfare - she aims to not only present them as disease carriers, but examines their positive contributions to human welfare from an ecological standpoint - bats pollinate valuable crops, and keep mosquito populations in check (subsequently limiting the spread of mosquito-borne disease like dengue, hemorrhagic and yellow fevers, malaria, and West nile and St. Louis virus encephalitis). Their guano is a key ingredient in fertilizer, and they also play a role in seed dispersal, which is key in restoring disturbed ecosystems.

Human activity also impacts bat populations, both in terms of population and species distribution. By altering bat habitats and food sources, humans have displaced bat populations and decreased colony numbers and sizes. Climate change has negatively affected bat populations, as well as the creation and utilization of wind turbines as sources of alternative energy, by displacing bats from their habitats.

The text itself is organized into seven sections, beginning with an introduction covering history and societal views on bats, descriptions of various groups of bats and their biology, etc. The second section discusses different bat-borne diseases that affect human and other animal populations, including SARS, Ebola, and rabies. The third section delves into bats and human activity, and the fourth section relates bat activity to incidence of arboviral diseases. The fifth section shifts to man-made factors that influence bat populations, and the sixth focuses on bat-human interactions by geographical region. The final section summarizes the text and posits different ways in which beneficial interactions between bats and humans may be increased and harmful interactions minimized by encouraging proximity to bats.

Price: 120.00 GBP
Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia, Dodet, Betty ; A.R. Fooks, T. Müller & N. Tordo (editors)
5 Dodet, Betty ; A.R. Fooks, T. Müller & N. Tordo (editors) Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia
3805585500 / 9783805585507 New
2008. 30cm. Pp.xiv, 591. Softbound.

Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia, proceedings of a joint OIE / WHO / EU international conference organised by the World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE, presents up-to-date information on rabies epidemiology in humans and animals throughout Eurasia and the most recent data on rabies virus and its structure, as well as the basic mechanisms of rabies infection.

This book is highly valuable to regulatory veterinary services, public health services, medical and veterinary practitioners, scientists and researchers interested in combating this neglected disease, which kills more than 50,000 people annually, mainly children.

Rabies elimination is at hand, through a ‘One Health’ strategic collaboration between veterinary and human health authorities, political will and community involvement, and application of the knowledge gained from this volume.

Contents - Foreword; Epidemiological Information, Rabies in Eurasia; Regional Reports; Rabies Pathogenesis; Rabies Prevention and Control Strategies; Rabies Control in Dogs; Rabies Control in Wildlife; Rabies in Bats: an Emerging Zoonosis; Rabies Prevention in Humans; Advances in Technologies, Diagnosis and Vaccines; General Conclusions and Recommendations; Resolutions (text in English, French and Russian); Poster session; Appendix.

Price: 175.00 GBP
Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, King, A.A; A.R. Fooks, M. Aubert & A.I. Wandeler (editors)
6 King, A.A; A.R. Fooks, M. Aubert & A.I. Wandeler (editors) Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin
9290446390 / 9789290446392 New
2004. 30cm. Pp.xx, 361. Softbound.

Throughout the 20th and into the 21st century, control strategies for rabies in Europe have significantly reduced the human burden of disease.

Rabies has been successfully eradicated from many European countries and in Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin leading experts describe the various approaches that have been taken.

This comprehensive historical review aims to provide scientists, veterinarians and policy-makers with an historical account and expert analysis of rabies from ancient times to today. Readers will benefit from several expertly drafted articles brought together in a single volume. Each chapter is clear and concise and focuses on a different region in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The book includes country-specific rabies reports from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the European parts of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia and Morocco.

Additional chapters describe rabies in the ancient world and the history of dog rabies in the Mediterranean Basin, and other chapters cover the different epidemiological models of rabies, such as the epidemiology and ecology of fox rabies in Europe; a description of the computer analysis of fox-rabies epidemics is also included.

Rabies virus variants and the molecular epidemiology of the disease in Europe are discussed in chapters describing Lyssavirus infections in European bats and Europe as a source of rabies for the rest of the world.

Following the first description of rabies from ancient scriptures the animal/human relationship is explored further through chapters entitled ‘Folklore, perceptions, science and rabies prevention and control’, ‘Human rabies and its prevention’ and ‘European rabies control and its history’.

Finally, the role of international organisations, such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU), is discussed in a chapter entitled ‘International co-operation and the role of international organisations’.

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in disease control policies and especially those involved in the control of rabies.

Price: 58.00 GBP


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